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Unit 8 Vocabulary
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A group of individuals that belong to the same species and live in the same area
A group of interdependent organisms inhabiting the same region and interacting with each other
A biological community of interacting organisms and their physical environment.
An organism that makes its own food
An organism that cannot make its own food.
organism that eats plants and animals
A consumer that eats only animals.
An organism that breaks down wastes and dead organisms
A series of steps in which organisms transfer energy by eating and being eaten
a system of interlocking and interdependent food chains.
feeding level in an ecosystem
A diagram that shows the amount of energy that moves from one feeding level to another in a food web
(ecology) the status of an organism within its environment and community (affecting its survival as a species)
A close relationship between two species that benefits at least one of the species.
A relationship between two species in which both species benefit
A relationship between two organisms in which one organism benefits and the other is unaffected
A relationship between two organisms of different species where one benefits and the other is harmed
Growth pattern in which a population's growth rate slows or stops following a period of exponential growth
Growth of a population in an ideal, unlimited environment, represented by a J-shaped curve when population size is plotted over time.
A process by which nutrients, particularly phosphorus and nitrogen, become highly concentrated in a body of water, leading to increased growth of organisms such as algae or cyanobacteria.
The process of changing free nitrogen gas into a usable form
plants and animals that have migrated to places where they are not native
Development that meets the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs.
Carbon dioxide and water vapor in atmosphere trap infrared radiation, re-reflecting it back toward earth.
a change in global or regional climate patterns
chemical compounds used in aerosols, insulating materials, refrigerator and air conditioner coolants, etc. They are widely banned today owing to their damaging effect on the ozone layer
An increase in the percentage and in the number of people living in urban settlements.
Coal, oil, natural gas, and other fuels that are ancient remains of plants and animals.
a resource that can be renewed, ie: solar, wind
A species whose numbers are so small that the species is at risk of extinction
Rain containing acids that form in the atmosphere when industrial gas emissions (especially sulfur dioxide and nitrogen oxides) combine with water.
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